Boys’ hooded jackets recalled due to entanglement hazard

Posted at 3:01 PM, Sep 11, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-11 15:01:53-04

Benetton is recalling about 93 boys’ jackets due to the fact that the drawstring poses an entanglement hazard.

That’s according to a report from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The jackets have a drawstring at the waist that could become snagged or caught in small spaces or vehicle doors, posing significant entanglement hazards to children.

In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines about drawstrings in children’s upper outerwear. In 1997, those guidelines were incorporated into a voluntary standard. Then, in July 2011, based on the guidelines and voluntary standard, CPSC issued a federal regulation.

Read the entire recall report from the CPSC, HERE.